University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby mcmand » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:11 pm

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby NonTrad82 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:33 pm

Thanks, mcmand. I was incredulous at first, because it seems thus far that every other necessary form, scholarship opportunity, or important deadline was highlighted in an e-mail from admissions. But not this residency nonsense. The second time I spoke with law admissions, I explicitly asked something like "So EVERY person who is a WA state resident, and wants to be considered as such for tuition purposes has to submit this form and its attachments?". I was assured this was the case. So, either all of us WA residents in UW C/O 2020 are in for a PITA, or else someone in law admissions wasn't being honest :/

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby mcmand » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:26 am

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby redtalun » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:15 pm

NonTrad82 wrote:Thanks, mcmand. I was incredulous at first, because it seems thus far that every other necessary form, scholarship opportunity, or important deadline was highlighted in an e-mail from admissions. But not this residency nonsense. The second time I spoke with law admissions, I explicitly asked something like "So EVERY person who is a WA state resident, and wants to be considered as such for tuition purposes has to submit this form and its attachments?". I was assured this was the case. So, either all of us WA residents in UW C/O 2020 are in for a PITA, or else someone in law admissions wasn't being honest :/


It really isn't that big of a pain, tbh. The employment/residence history was the biggest headache to track down - save this information! Law firms and WSBA will ask for the same info down the road for internships/bar application. For proof of physical presence, I printed out credit card statements from Chase for the previous year (they include the purchase location for each transaction) and didn't have any issues getting classified as an in-state resident.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby mcmand » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:09 pm

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby mudiverse » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:50 pm

I'm just here under review.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby NonTrad82 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:07 pm

mcmand wrote:
redtalun wrote:
NonTrad82 wrote:Thanks, mcmand. I was incredulous at first, because it seems thus far that every other necessary form, scholarship opportunity, or important deadline was highlighted in an e-mail from admissions. But not this residency nonsense. The second time I spoke with law admissions, I explicitly asked something like "So EVERY person who is a WA state resident, and wants to be considered as such for tuition purposes has to submit this form and its attachments?". I was assured this was the case. So, either all of us WA residents in UW C/O 2020 are in for a PITA, or else someone in law admissions wasn't being honest :/


It really isn't that big of a pain, tbh. The employment/residence history was the biggest headache to track down - save this information! Law firms and WSBA will ask for the same info down the road for internships/bar application. For proof of physical presence, I printed out credit card statements from Chase for the previous year (they include the purchase location for each transaction) and didn't have any issues getting classified as an in-state resident.


I'd second this just from the perspective of currently applying for the bar and for other background checks. They want a lot of detail and contact information. Getting it done now saves you time down the road.


Amendement: Relative pain-in-the-ass. Obviously this isn't an insurmountable task, but whereas its commonplace and to be expected to collect this info for state bar applications, the same cannot be said for law school applications. At Seattle U and Gonzaga, my answers to their LSAC App residency questions sufficed to ascertain my resident status.

Also, I'm just a little annoyed how hard it was to get definitive answers from UW about what I needed to do for this.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby TakeItToTrial » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:46 pm

NonTrad82 wrote:
mcmand wrote:
redtalun wrote:
NonTrad82 wrote:Thanks, mcmand. I was incredulous at first, because it seems thus far that every other necessary form, scholarship opportunity, or important deadline was highlighted in an e-mail from admissions. But not this residency nonsense. The second time I spoke with law admissions, I explicitly asked something like "So EVERY person who is a WA state resident, and wants to be considered as such for tuition purposes has to submit this form and its attachments?". I was assured this was the case. So, either all of us WA residents in UW C/O 2020 are in for a PITA, or else someone in law admissions wasn't being honest :/


It really isn't that big of a pain, tbh. The employment/residence history was the biggest headache to track down - save this information! Law firms and WSBA will ask for the same info down the road for internships/bar application. For proof of physical presence, I printed out credit card statements from Chase for the previous year (they include the purchase location for each transaction) and didn't have any issues getting classified as an in-state resident.


I'd second this just from the perspective of currently applying for the bar and for other background checks. They want a lot of detail and contact information. Getting it done now saves you time down the road.


Amendement: Relative pain-in-the-ass. Obviously this isn't an insurmountable task, but whereas its commonplace and to be expected to collect this info for state bar applications, the same cannot be said for law school applications. At Seattle U and Gonzaga, my answers to their LSAC App residency questions sufficed to ascertain my resident status.

Also, I'm just a little annoyed how hard it was to get definitive answers from UW about what I needed to do for this.


Second this. The language on their website discussing residency requirements is vague. I was under the impression that I would qualify, but after reviewing the residency questionnaire, I don't think I will. I wish there had been more clarity/transparency on this issue from the outset.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby emeraldsea » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:39 pm

mudiverse wrote:I'm just here under review.


SERIOUSLY! When was the last date anyone received a decision?

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby janereacher » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:40 pm

In as of today.

Chiming in on the in-state/out-of-state discussion, when I was an undergrad, I had to send a year's worth of bank statements to prove WA residency. They are indeed stricter than other states I have dealt with.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby hobbes1989 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:50 pm

In today as well, almost exactly one month from the date I applied.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby Capt_Beatty » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:12 pm

Congratulations to those recently accepted.

I just RSVP'd to the ASD, hope to see some of you there.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby KME89 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:14 pm

My status checker says a decision has been made as of 2/23 but I haven't gotten an email yet. :roll:

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby emeraldsea » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:20 pm

IN!

Is anyone aware of an ASD schedule? I am having to take off work and would like to see if certain parts of the day are more important than others.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby hobbes1989 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:32 pm

How is UW's prompt for the scholarship essay any different than the prompt for their personal statement?????

Personal statement prompt:

As such, applicants are invited to write a personal statement that describes their potential contributions to our vibrant community.

Please limit your response to 700 words.

Applicants may include the following factors in their personal statement or the optional supplemental statement: perseverance against substantial obstacles; socio or economic disadvantage; family or personal adversity; social hardships; disability; prejudice or discrimination; leadership potential; studying or living abroad; foreign language skills; special talents; unique life experiences; or geographic diversity.

Scholarship prompt:

Please submit an essay that describes how you strive to be a leader in the community and what contributions you plan to make at the University of Washington School of Law. You may also provide information about past meaningful achievements, special attributes, and any personal or family circumstances that contribute to your financial need.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby mcmand » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:15 pm

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby TakeItToTrial » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:38 pm

hobbes1989 wrote:How is UW's prompt for the scholarship essay any different than the prompt for their personal statement?????

Personal statement prompt:

As such, applicants are invited to write a personal statement that describes their potential contributions to our vibrant community.

Please limit your response to 700 words.

Applicants may include the following factors in their personal statement or the optional supplemental statement: perseverance against substantial obstacles; socio or economic disadvantage; family or personal adversity; social hardships; disability; prejudice or discrimination; leadership potential; studying or living abroad; foreign language skills; special talents; unique life experiences; or geographic diversity.

Scholarship prompt:

Please submit an essay that describes how you strive to be a leader in the community and what contributions you plan to make at the University of Washington School of Law. You may also provide information about past meaningful achievements, special attributes, and any personal or family circumstances that contribute to your financial need.


They also want you to emphasize how you plan to contribute to the law school community. I've heard the essays you write seeking additional scholarship money during 2L/3L focus on your involvement within the law school. It seems like UW wants to award money to students who bring something to the table.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby Capt_Beatty » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:23 am

Anyone reading a good 1L book? How to win law school, by gunners anonymous, anything?

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby rozes » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:34 am

cianchetta0 wrote:Anyone reading a good 1L book? How to win law school, by gunners anonymous, anything?


This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but Dean Farnsworth from UT Austin sent me a copy of his book, "The Legal Analyst", and it has been great so far. Super heavy on theory, so it's more a framework of how to think about the law, rather than a how-to-do-1L. From what I've read so far, though, I recommend it.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby Capt_Beatty » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:23 pm

rozes wrote:
cianchetta0 wrote:Anyone reading a good 1L book? How to win law school, by gunners anonymous, anything?


This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but Dean Farnsworth from UT Austin sent me a copy of his book, "The Legal Analyst", and it has been great so far. Super heavy on theory, so it's more a framework of how to think about the law, rather than a how-to-do-1L. From what I've read so far, though, I recommend it.


I'll check it out, thanks!

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby mcmand » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:53 am

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

Postby amta » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:35 pm

STILL HAVEN'T WRITTEN SCHOLARSHIP ESSAYS!!!



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